Submarine Inventor Gives Disturbing Explanation for Stabbing Journalist Kim Wall

Angelo Anderson
March 22, 2018

After a two-week hiatus, the trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is charged with killing journalist Kim Wall during an August 2017 trip on his private submarine, has continued, as reported by Fox News. Another video showed a woman doing a striptease - then being beheaded.

Madsen later admitted to removing Wall's clothing, including her underwear, but denied that it was done as a way to keep a "trophy", as from his victim.

Her torso, weighted down with pieces of metal, was found in the waters near Copenhagen's Amager island almost two weeks after her disappearance.

"I was in an insane situation and used what was around", Madsen said.

He has admitted dismembering her body and throwing it overboard, but denies the charges of premeditated murder and sexual assault.

Last week the court heard how backup data recovered from Madsen's phone revealed he Googled "beheading" and watched videos of a woman having her throat slit before Kim's death. Another video was only shown to the judge, the one he allegedly watched the night before meeting Wall after searching "beheading, girl, agony" on Google.

Madsen, 47, reiterated his argument that he searched for such material for "emotional reasons, not erotic reasons".

He said Wall was dismembered in the bathroom on board his submarine, telling the court: "It's something so frightful that I do not want to go into detail".


Madsen said that he stabbed Wall to get gases out of her body so she would sink in the water and disappear, according to the AFP.

The accused appeared less relaxed in court than during his previous appearance, at some points sitting on his hands and leaning forward, with his feet crossed under the table. He also told the court he had no sexual interest in the freelance journalist, and claimed other people also had access to his hard drive.

On Wednesday, Madsen told the court the 14 stab wounds to Wall's genital area were not sexual in nature.

"I considered where gases build up inside dead people when they decompose. I am in a condition where I want this accident to go away", Madsen testified. They do so in different places. "Therefore I tried to puncture that region", he said.

"There is nothing sexual in the fact that the stab holes were in her vagina".

Asked about a text message he sent a woman friend on August 4 which read "I'm going to tie you up and impale you with a skewer", Madsden claimed it was just sexual role play.

The prosecution has said it will seek a life sentence, which in Denmark averages around 16 years, or safe custody, a legal alternative which would keep him behind bars indefinitely as long as he is deemed unsafe.

The 12-day trial began earlier this month and is expected to wrap up April 25.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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